Monday Local Sports Update

Monday Local Sports Update

Tonight in High School Basketball. Games scheduled for varsity boys.

Ottawa will host the Kaneland Knights at Historic Kingman Gym. The Pirates suffered their 1st loss of the season on friday at Morris.

The L-P cavaliers will travel to face Sandwich and Earlville is at Serena.


Over the weekend

Marquette dominated Putnam County 55-25 at Bader gym.   

Nick Melvin led the Cru with 11 points. Lucas Hoffman added ten points with a game high nine rebounds.


Streator won big on the road at Reed-Custer 66-46

Leading the Bulldogs was A.J. Benning with a game-best 24 points.  Amarion Ford added 16 points in the big win.


Seneca traveled for a victory at Henry 42-32  

AJ Stiegler and Given Siegel each scored seven points for the Fighting Irish


Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Earlville 59- 41

Newark beat Serena 51-30

There’s a full schedule of girls basketball tonight

The Lady Pirates of Ottawa hit the road to take on Kaneland

The Marquette Lady Crusaders will host Seneca 

The L-P Lady Cavaliers are at home and will face sandwich.  

The Streator Lady Bulldogs travel to take on Manteno

The Lady Bruins of St Bede compete on the road at Newman Catholic  


Results from the girls this weekend


Marquette came up short on the road to Roanoke-Benson 60-54

The Lady Crusaders Lilly Craig’s had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Eva McCallum added 10 points in their effort.


Ottawa outscored Princeton at Kingman Gym 37-18

Brooke Waddell finished with a game-high 15 points for the Lady Pirates. Maddie Carroll added seven more points for the victory.


Streator traveled to Braidwood and defeated Reed-Custer 39-29 .

 The Lady Bulldogs Natali Haynes scored a game-best 15 points, with Anna Hoffmeyer adding nine points.


Newark Lady Norsemen won their third straight Little Ten Conference Tournament title with a victory over Somonauk 52-34 on Saturday at Newark.

Kaitlyn Hatteberg led the Lady Norsemen with 14 points and five steals.


High School Bowling

Geneseo defeated the Pirates at Dettore’s Town Lanes in Ottawa. 

High Rollers for the Pirates:  Nelson Brandt rolled a 584 game series and  Ty Trovero bowled a 580 series score.


The Ottawa Dolphins swim team defeated Illinois Valley Dolphins 448-272 on Sunday.

Triple event Winners

Cole Bressendorf, Lucas Farabaugh, Breckyn Jobst, Griffin Sharp, Adam Swanson, Cora Walker, Quinn Wilkinson  


Double event Winners

Brennen Heaver, Ryland Heaver, Evvie Jeppson, Finley Jobst, Paige Marks, Lily Miller, Ryan Nelson, Owen Phillips


Single event Winners

Addisyn Budnick, Henry Farabaugh, Kailey Goetsch, Lewis Kuiper, Danny Marini, Gabriel, Marini, Adalynn Muller, Lily Mustered, Jonathan Neu, Emily Swanson, Anna Weitl Clara Weitl



The Chicago Bulls visit the Houston Rockets tonight. The Bulls are 9th in Eastern Conference with a 13-and-16 record.



Novak Djokovic is the Australian Open champion once again.  The 33-year-old beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to win his third straight Aussie title and ninth overall.  It’s also his 18th Grand Slam singles title, two behind men’s co-leaders Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.



 Christopher Bell held off Joey Logano to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course.  It was the first career NASCAR win for Bell.  Logano took second, while Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-five. 


PGA News


 Max Homa beat Tony Finau on the second playoff hole to win The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club.  They finished regulation tied at 12-under after Homa blew a short putt on 18.  It was his second career win.  Sam Burns took third at 11-under.

Tiger Woods isn’t committing himself to playing for another green jacket just yet.  Woods told CBS at the Genesis Invitational that he hasn’t practiced much since having back surgery in December, and isn’t sure if he’ll tee off at Augusta in April.  The 15-time major winner says right now he is focused on progressing from the surgery.  Woods won his 15th major title at The Masters in 2019.